Rita Sciarra grew up in Calabria in the south of Italy. She has worked in Bolivia, India, Dominican Republic, and also Haiti after the earthquake. She is a big believer in the United Nations
Monthly Archives: December 2017
Lorna Solis was born in Nicaragua, and came to the US as a refugee. She is the founder of Blue Rose Compass and Lynke. She helps refugees access university and the job market. Her work has been affected by Trump’s travel ban
Jose Luis Chicoma, who served as Vice Minister of Small and Medium Industries, sets out his vision for the Peruvian economy. He discusses his work as director of a think tank in Mexico, working on issues of corruption and post-truth. He explains his interest in food security and his passion for natural wines.
Taras Shevchenko studied law and economics in Kyiv. He was active during Ukraine’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity. He co-founded the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR), a coalition of reform-oriented NGOs and experts.
Abdul-Rehman Malik reflects on the joy and inspiration he finds in Islam. He explains why some Muslims may chose the path of fundamentalism and salafism; whereas others go towards spirituality and Sufism. He also discusses the work he has been involved in to bridge cultures and divides
Annemie Turtelboom was a teacher before she was elected a Member of the Belgian Parliament. She also served as minister of Justice, Minister of Migration and Minister of the Interior. Breaking many glass ceilings, she provides advice for young women contemplating careers in politics and public service.
Ibrahim Ajami is son of a Lebanese father and a Liberia mother. He spent his whole life in Liberia growing up in a country immersed in civil war. He was a medical student during the Ebola epidemic. He hopes one day to be the Minsiter or Health in Liberia.
Chude Jideonwo discusses his book: how to win elections in Africa: parallels with Donald Trump. Chude explains his interest in media and communications. Chude is setting up a new initiative to promote joy.
Connor Williams joins Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the creation of “Voices from the Archive,” an online teaching resource based on documents gathered from the U. B. Phillips Papers in Sterling Memorial Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection.